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The Crow remake is not a remake

TheCrow.jpgWe heard back in December of last year that The Crow was being remade, well today we hear from the writer that it's not a remake, it won't feature the original character of Eric Draven, and it won't feature the original style, that makes me wonder why they're calling it The Crow in the first place.

Apparently this is going to be a film that is very different from the original and be a whole new story. Again, why are we even bothering to call it The Crow?

News comes in today from a source who is "close to the development" that the script is…

"…very different from the original - a whole new story about a whole new character."

Those are the words that Mania has through Bloody Disgusting from one of those pesky sources. Still, it does confirm what Stephen Norrington was saying about the script he started writing for the film back in December of 2008.

"Whereas Proyas' original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style."

So a new style, a new writer, a new script, a new director, a new leading actor and a new leading character. What's the only thing staying the same? The title of The Crow so far, something I think they should consider dropping since it's so different.

Alex Proyas is pretty clear that he would never consider remaking The Crow, in any form.

"The whole notion of remaking ['The Crow'], to me, is just ridiculous and I'd have nothing to do with it, as I've had nothing to do with any of the sequels or the TV show or any of that stuff…

…I wouldn't even dream of remaking the movie...Because as far as I'm concerned, that's Brandon Lee's movie and that's why I finished the movie - in memory of Brandon. That's the only reason I finished it actually."

So why are Hollywood trying it? They must realise that the fan backlash would be very similar to Proyas' surely? Is a remake of The Crow in every single way really a Crow film any more?



It really depends on your point of view.

If you look at it like the comics, there have been many comics called The Crow featuring different characters as The Crow - the only common linking factor was that the lead character had been brought back from the dead to right the wrong that was done to them, in all other aspects they were pretty different to each other - and some of the later comics took a totally different style to the O'Barr original.

I think it could work, as long as it was approached correctly, but I think by the time this comes to be released it will be known as The Crow: Something something something. ;)


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